Create Your Customized Democratic Candidate Mash-Up

The Democratic Party is truly experimenting with citizen media this election cycle. On Wednesday, they held an “online debate” that consisted of Charlie Rose, PBS, asking questions and recording answers. The questions, of course, came from online voters. Sponsors: The Huffington Post, Slate (owned by the Washington Post) and Yahoo! .

Interested voters can now create “mash ups” using Yahoo!’s online video hosting/editing service, Jumpcut (requires Yahoo! ID). Start by reviewing candidate statements on various issues.

  1. Use your Yahoo! ID to create an account at Jumpcut.
  2. To create your own mash-up, first choose a video from the group.
  3. Click the Remix button (bright green button on the bottom right of the video player).
  4. You can now add captions, take short clips, add audio, effects and animation. Click the Add Tab and search for other videos to splice into your creation.

Don’t forget to vote for your favorite candidate and other voter mash-ups!

By Kathy E. Gill

Digital evangelist, speaker, writer, educator. Transplanted Southerner; teach newbies to ride motorcycles! @kegill

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